Men in Tights: A Pink Nutcracker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, DC,  November 9, 2010
THE GAY MEN’S CHORUS OF WASHINGTON begins their 30th Anniversary Season
with
MEN IN TIGHTS: A PINK NUTCRACKER

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington starts their 30th Anniversary Season of programming with a holiday show titled Men in Tights: A Pink Nutcracker, performed on Friday, December 17 at 8 pm, Saturday, December 18 at 3 pm and 8 pm, and Sunday, December 19 at 3 pm. The Sunday show will be interpreted in ASL for the deaf and hard of hearing. All performances take place at Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University, 730 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.gmcw.org, by calling (202)293-1548, or at the door. Group Rates are available. This production is sponsored by Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse, the Washington Blade, and by generous support from Steve Herman and John DiBenedetto.

GMCW’s holiday fantasia arrives complete with the Sugar Plum Fairy, lots of vodka and, of course, sexy men in tights. GMCW revives its popular take-off on Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker Suite, set to a wonderland of choral singing.

“This year’s holiday extravaganza begins with glorious choral music performed by over 200 singers filling the stage and for the first time in GMCW history we are bringing in an organ of grand proportions for an even more majestic sound,” remarked Jeff Buhrman, Artistic Director. “Audiences will hear a brass ensemble, three percussionists, a new nine foot Steinway grand piano, and a grand finale with candlelight procession.”

“The second half of the show treats our audience to a boisterous, sexy, and festive production of Men in Tights: A Pink Nutcracker.  GMCW’s clever Gay take off of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker Suite opens with a glittering holiday party in which our two principal dancers meet and fall in love.   They take us on a journey to the Land of the Sweets, a fantasy filled with many surprises – and yes, the Sugar Plum Fairy is queen of the kingdom.”

FACT SHEET

Interview opportunities are available with Artistic Director, Jeff Burhman; Craig Cipollini, Director of Men In Tights: A Pink Nutcracker, the cast of Men in Tights: A Pink Nutcracker and members of the Chorus.

OPENING and PRESS NIGHT: Friday, December 17, 2010 at 8 pm
Press opportunities are also available at dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 16, 2010.

CLOSING: Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 3 pm (ASL Interpreted)

PERFORMANCE TIMES:
Friday, December 17, 2010 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 3 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 3 pm (ASL Interpreted)

TICKET PRICES: $50, $35, $25
GROUP RATES: available for groups of 15 or more

ACCESSIBILITY: Fully Accessible: Inform box office at time of ticket purchase.
ASL interpreted performance for deaf of hearing on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 3 pm

TICKETS:
Online: www.gmcw.org
By Phone: 202.293.1548
In Person: at the door on the day of the show.
E-mail: BusinessManager@gmcw.org
Website: www.gmcw.org

LOCATION: Lisner Auditorium at the George Washington University, 730 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Men in Tights: A Pink Nutcracker is the first production of the 30th Anniversary Season of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, 2010-2011.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC is one of the area’s most highly respected arts and community service organizations. Its mission is to “entertain through excellent musical performance, to affirm the place of gay people in society and to educate about the gay experience.” It has more than 275 singing members, nearly 100 support volunteers, more than 700 subscribers, nearly 500 donors and an annual audience of nearly 10,000.

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